United Way Stories

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UNDERSTAND WHY HARDWORKING PEOPLE CAN'T MAKE ENDS MEET

United Way of Central Maryland’s 30|30 Experience is a 90-minute online session that reveals why so many hardworking people can’t make ends meet.You’ll assume the identity of a low-wage earner with a…

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BREAK TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS TO COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Millions of people can’t get to a vaccine–let’s pick them up. Thanks to a partnership with Lyft, United Way launched Ride United, a transportation access initiative to address unmet transportation…

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Help Central Maryland Recover and Rebuild

United Way’s multi-phase response is providing what’s needed, where it’s needed—right now, and in the future to help people recover and rebuild from the many consequences of the pandemic.Your gift…

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Affordable, Accessible Childcare for Columbia

Did you know childcare in Howard County for two averages about $2,000 a month?With one of the highest costs of living in Maryland, it's a difficult place for people earning low or moderate incomes to…

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United Way of Central Maryland Receives Transformational Gift

In a year unlike any other—with its profound challenges and deep uncertainty—we are happy to announce some good news: Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has gifted $20 million dollars to United Way of…

Creating Life-Changing Impact in South Baltimore

The United Way Neighborhood Zone in Brooklyn is a prime example of how a united front can transform a community. Based in South Baltimore’s Benjamin Franklin High School, the Neighborhood Zone…

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